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Mary Hodges - 2010-07-12
I have a blue crown conure that is wonure and I thought I would like a mitred but I can't find any. I an thinking of maybe getting a sun conure instead I do have six cats and two dogs(papillons). The cats are scared to death of Gibby but I am worried about a smaller bird. I am almost always at home due the fact that I can't walk well. What kind if bird is recommended?

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gakomuto - 2010-03-22
I have a green cheek that is one year old but I don't know if it is female or male how can I know what it is?

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  • Ryan - 2010-06-03
    You can get your bird sexed or a DNA scan or something like that.
  • Jacinta - 2010-07-10
    Go to the vet is the best way or you can wait for sexual maturity and see the behaviors displayed but this isn't advisable.
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barbara - 2010-07-10
One of these conures appeared at my feeder in Sugar Land, TX about July 1, 2010. I see him several times a day. How do I search for his owner? If I can't find his owner, what should I do to help him? His tail appears to have been trimmed. Thank you.

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Cano - 2010-07-09
Hi, I'm the newby. Friends mom long ago had a green conure that didn't like anyone but her. Soon after meeting him I won him over, he came my bud. I always gave him dried chilly peppers for treats. lol he was cool. Always wanted one since then. Bought a young one in Tijuana and the border patrol took him away, my bad didn't know he didn't speak English. Still want one seems the yellow headed or all green will be my choice. I will make a good home for one and give it attention but just don't have the big cash. Thinking about rescuing one but one or two babies would be nice. I hear they like company. Which conure do you recommend? I figure they are all pretty much the same. Saw a dusty one at petco for 600, he was cool kept rolling over onto his back like a dog. Looking for recommendations on which bird will make a good pet. Please help, whatever I get is what I'll stick with till death do us part. Talking would be very cool but being able to handle him would be better.

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mary Diaz - 2010-04-16
How long do sun conures eggs take to hatch?

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  • Mary Green - 2010-06-30
    27 days
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Sharon Simon - 2008-08-11
Can someone tell me what the average life span of a cherry head conure is. I have one that I raised from a baby and he's now 22 years old.

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  • angie - 2010-06-29
    I have my old man, affectionately named Baby, because I always called him my Baby, since 1980! I was told at that time he was a year or two years old. They, people who handle birds, tell me he is old! I know because he is almost totally blind, cannot fly any more, and must have some neurological problem because he gets the "shakes" that reminds me of older folks with "paulsey". Now he is getting to the point where he just wants to stay in his cage and wants me to just sit with him, and I put my fingers against the cage and he'll rest his beak between my two fingers. I love him dearly....we been through a lot together! I count each day with him as a present! My vet said to just keep him comfortable and bring him in only if he has a hard time breathing.......he says then he would put him to "sleep" because it would be cruel to have him breathing laboriously. Good Luck with your "guy". They can be very demanding, but are so lovable!
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Jose - 2010-04-02
I have a 3 month old Jendaya Conure. When do they actually start talking or do I have to teach him or do they pick it up from anybody in the house?

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  • Gayle - 2010-06-06
    Say the same words over and over and over again and eventually they will learn. Ours said my daughters name but he taught himself that because we didn't try to teach it. Words that come out do not sound exactly like we do but if you listen, you can tell what they are saying. Good luck.
  • Elizabeth C - 2010-06-18
    My understanding with conures is that they are not great talkers, but it is not impossible. As with most birds, the trick with talking is repetition. Repeat whatever you want them to learn to say, over and over. It helps if it is a word or saying that can be repeated in a tone similar to sounds they already make. Try to keep the same tone every time. They are not really talking, they are mimicking the sounds that their "flockmates" are making. We have a 15 mo. old Jenday that we have had for five months now and, although she is not talking yet, she repeats a clicking/clucking sound back to me. I click/cluck my tongue three-four times and she will click back. Just remember, as with any training, consistency and repetition. Good luck!!
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Gayle - 2010-06-06
I googled Jenday to see a pic because we just lost our Jenday yesterday and I miss him already. I had read many times, DO NOT PUT YOUR BIRD IN YOUR BED! We didn't listen and he died under the covers snuggling with my daughter. Please do not make the mistake we did yesterday and many other days. We have a VERY sad family. We loved our bird and will get another when our hearts have healed a bit.

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  • Kathy Jackson - 2010-06-17
    So Sorry to hear that, I have a Jenday that I rescue and needs I good
    home. He is 1 year and 4months. When your ready let me know.
  • Kathleen Jackson - 2010-06-18
    Looking for a good home, He is 1year old and 4months. His name is (jenday)
    skeeter. I really love him but I work all day and I live with my Mom and
    she is 85 year old and does not like the screaming. Which he only does
    because he`s on the porch alone, He`s not like that with me. Anyway
    if you know of anyone. I know you lost your sweetie and it sounds like you
    would give him a good home.
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birdbrain - 2010-04-16
I had a green budgie, but sadly, 2 days ago, my dog got a hold of it and killed it. :'( I have been trying to decide what bird to get next, and am deciding between:
1) A lovebird
2) A conure
3) Cockatoo
4) Green cheek parakeet or
5) Anything else you can think of!!! Your comments are greatly appreciated! Thx

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  • Ashleigh - 2010-05-28
    Hi Birdbrain, this is my first reply to a question, so I hope it helps! If the parakeet (budgie) was your very first or only bird, then I would definitely not go with a cockatoo unless you do the research. They're EXTREMELY loud, destructive, expensive, and high maintenance *(sp)* compared to a parakeet. I've had lovebirds in the past, and they can be loud themselves, but definitely a better choice over the cockatoo. If I were you, I'd go with a cockatiel or a conure (they can be loud too, as all birds can, but I'm not sure of your living situation) Cockatiels are one of my favorites, I own 6. They can be quite personal at times, while still in the lower price range, less screaming, and come in tons of different colors. I have a green cheek and it's pretty rotten. I've never been able to bond with him, and have read that a lot of people have a hard time with this as well. My most recent purchase was a Jenday conure, which is why I"m on this site, and I absolutely adore him. Very snuggly and personal, not very loud (yet) and a decent price (I went to a bird fair) My e-mail is ashleighwolf08@gmail.com in case you have any other questions, I love to talk bird! lol I hope your new bird does well!
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boo boo - 2008-09-14
Last spring, we adopted a red-masked conure that plucks its entire body bare of feathers except his head and neck, leaving only the contour feathers on wing and tail. Fred is slightly bigger than a sun or jenday, but less noisy and far less shrill. It is more noisy and slightly smaller than a "Queen of Bavaria".

We were amazed when we determined from its leg band that it was imported at least 15 years ago, since it is otherwise quite active and healthy. It has a HUGE personality. The bird says "hello," "What's for dinner?," "We have a problem" and "Come Back Here" fairly clearly in appropriate contexts. It also mimics our squeaky patio door and dances to a good musical beat. Our nephew started calling it "bobble head" after he saw it dancing one day. Though we have not determined its gender we call it "Fred".

At first Fred tried to bite us every chance it got, so we had to clip its wings to prevent being attacked. Happily, Fred is becoming a little more trusting and trustworthy every day. The bird is still a little bit psycho about defending the cage territory, and it doesn't want to be touched, but it will now will step up and ride on sticks and shoulders. Fred is ecstatic about bathing in his deep basin; our daughter swears that the bird swims.

Fred is intelligent, quite engaging and always entertaining. It loves to eat mashed potatoes and drink orange juice. Regarding its feather-plucking, I have come to believe that the bird is either making a fashion statement, or is just too warm in the house with its feathers on. My evidence is that it likes to have a few ice cubes in its bath as well as in the water dish. Sometimes it just chews on the ice.





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  • Toni Zepeda - 2010-05-25
    Have you considered he might have might or a skin condition? there are a number of good safe mite sprays on the market. My husbands cockatiel female was doing her neck and back that way and I sprayed her twice as well as her cage and she stopped and has grown back her feathers.
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